SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

November 24, 2010 01:24 ET

Philippines Leads Russell Asia Index, Country up Almost 71% YTD

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2010) -  The Russell Asia Index reflected a 14.0% return year-to-date, as nine out of the eleven countries in the region posted double digit returns through November 19, 2010. The Philippines, up 70.8% so far this year, was the top performing country in the Russell Asia Index, followed by Thailand (55.8%), Indonesia (47.1%) and Malaysia (36.1%).

Taiwan and Japan reflected the lowest returns thus far, gaining 9.2% respectively through November 19, 2010.

Russell Asia Index   Q110   Q210   Q310   QTD
Through 11/19/10
  YTD
Through 11/19/10
Russell Asia Index   4.7%   -6.6%   11.9%   4.2%   14.0%
Philippines   12.4%   8.1%   32.9%   5.8%   70.8%
Thailand   11.5%   1.0%   32.3%   4.6%   55.8%
Indonesia   11.3%   4.5%   19.5%   5.9%   47.1%
Malaysia   10.7%   0.3%   18.0%   3.9%   36.1%
Singapore   0.7%   -0.4%   16.8%   4.7%   22.7%
Hong Kong   2.6%   -7.1%   20.3%   5.9%   21.4%
Korea   2.6%   -6.3%   17.2%   5.0%   18.2%
India   4.6%   -0.4%   15.4%   -3.4%   16.1%
China   -0.7%   -4.8%   13.6%   4.5%   12.4%
Taiwan   -3.3%   -9.2%   19.8%   3.8%   9.2%
Japan   8.4%   -9.0%   5.3%   5.1%   9.2%

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